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Veterans Day/Remembrance Day is coming up, and I wanted to make my husband’s 98-year-old grandfather a card. Our “Pop” is a World War II veteran and had a distinguished career in the U.S. Air Force.
I love this American Eagle Pop Up Card from Dreaming Tree, and it’s a more advanced project, but following along with Leo’s assembly video makes it much easier. The supply list calls for gold vellum. I only had white vellum and couldn’t find any gold vellum to buy that wasn’t in a bulk pack. I decided to ink my white vellum and make it gold, or as close to gold as I could get.
I put down a layer of yellow ink and then added light brown on top of it. I ended up with something I’d call “taupey gold.”
Since the vellum is only partially visible through the wings, my inking didn’t have to be perfect, which is good because my inking skills aren’t that great.
I used spray adhesive on the first wing, which turned into a bit of a mess. I used Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue for the other wing and got a better result.
Inside finished card:
Here’s a video of it in action:
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